Wednesday November 25, 2020

Golf GTI recaptures the old magic

The word is out. With its new Golf GTI, Volkswagen has recaptured the magic of the very first generation.

18th June, 2005

The word is out. With its new Golf GTI, Volkswagen has recaptured the magic of the very first generation. When the first GTI appeared back in the 1970s, it successfully combined a neat, manageable size with low weight, fine handling and a modest 110bhp.

Over succeeding generations, however, the car lost much of its appeal; it put on weight, its power to weight ratio deteriorated and marketing spin replaced engineering ingenuity as the company sought...

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